Ozothamnus hybrid ‘Magic Marmalade’ – Rice Flower

 

Magic Marmalade is a hardy and useful plant for general landscaping and the flowers are great for cut flowers. It has prolific red-bronze buds which open to orange heads which age to lemon, creating a delightful colour effect. It flowers in winter to spring. Frost and drought tolerant once established, and suits sunny to lightly shaded positions. Pruning after each flower flush will encourage further flowering. It is a hybrid of Ozothamnus diotophyllus and Ozothamnus diosmifolius.

 

Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Ozothamnus hybrid
Cultivar:Magic Marmalade
Common Name:Rice Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 0.7 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow, Orange
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:Any
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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